They've often been called the "sandwich generation;" people having to do double duty caring for children and their aging parents, many of whom are dealing with debilitating conditions like Alzheimers' and dementia. According to new estimations from the Alzheimers' Association, there are at least 16 million Americans providing 18.4 billion hours of unpaid care for someone with Alzheimers' or dementia and that's valued at 232 billion dollars. There's a conference coming up later this month at the University of Kentucky to address these issues. Organizer Teri Weber is the guest this week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine.
Teri Weber is a senior care specialist at the University of Kentucky. The third annual Senior Caregiving Conference takes place Friday November 30, 2018 in the new Gatton Student Center. The event, which is free and open to the public, includes a Senior Resource Fair and a dementia care workshop. Dr. Greg reached Teri via SKYPE so we hope you'll bear with certain audio quality issues.